I have this in my computer for a while. I wondered if someone would be interested on seeing this. So here it is.Sorry for the bad lighting and capture...I wish I had the right equipments and knowledge to record this accordingly.
The sculpture was made with some kind of oil clay.
Here is the model sheet, for some comparison: [link]
Just a small film for one of my stop motion classes this past year~ After spending so much time cooped up animating on my main film (coming soon!), I was so happy to get to work outside for this one. Music played on my lyre.
Morph project for the "Darwin Evolution" exhibition at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, 2009. The morphs contained in this sequence were created by me in Sqirlz Morph. Was quite a challenge to morph such complex structures. They were presented at the show through an interactive panel in which the visitor could select pairs/morphs among a variety of skeletons: birds, mammals, fish and reptiles. The idea behind this project was to make a pedagogical approach to important theories about the similarities among animals, their structures and their evolution. These are just a few examples of the 24 morphs contained in the panel, displayed here in a bad animated sequence. This sure needs a lot of improvement, anyway...
Thanks for taking the time to look and, if you have the chance, visit this show that will soon be present in Madrid, at the National Museum of Natural History.
This is the second piece of course work from my MA in Media Production. It is a time-lapse of Lincoln city. All images were taken with either a Canon G10 or a 500D. in the case of the 500D the Cokin filter system was used, with ND filters, to achive high shutter speeds.
Colour correction, motion stabilization and editing was done in Adobe After Effects.
Finaly the text was created using Red Giant Holomatrix.
The music was created by Dexter Prior. It is the same piece I used for my 2009 show reel, I liked it so much I wanted to try it against some different images.
‘The Presence in the Absence’ is a stop-motion animated short film influenced by having seen the effects that loss and grieving can have on people. In particular the loneliness that can be experienced after having lost someone close to you. Drawing from personal experiences and experiences of close family members, the film positions the viewer into the life of an old man, grieving the loss of his beloved wife. Struggling with the melancholy and loneliness that her absence leaves behind and in an attempt to rid his life of grief and pain, he begins physically filling the empty spaces with anything and everything he can. The film seeks to draw attention to the many people, especially of the older generation, whom live in similar situations. Many of which feel closed off from the world, even in today’s society where technology has allowed for greater expansions in methods of communication. A miniature home created specifically for the 15cm wire, brass, foam and silicon puppet , hand crafted by the artist, acts as a stage for which the story is brought to life. Woven together through a frame by frame process of animation is the tale of one man’s emotional journey.
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EDIT: A huge thank you to *MissDudette for the suggestion, so very appreciated and to ^ditto9 for the feature!
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to watch and to comment, your feedback and response is very greatly appreciated
Here are a few extra details about the making of the film if you are interested...
- Around 50% of the furniture/objects etc within the set were hand crafted by me. The other 50% were objects I have collected over the first few months of the film from various dolls house stores, considering the time frame i couldn't make it all myself.
- Puppets are crafted by me from silicon, wire, brass tubing, foam, super sculpey oven bake clay and fabric.
- The whole film was created within my own bedroom at home.
- Full permission has been given by the artist Elijah Bossenbroek to use his amazing music in this film.
This is an animation I was developing for quite a while. The project is still work-on-progress and there are a lot of things that still needs to be worked on. The movie still needs color, backgrounds, music, and better sound effects.